Swimming Pool and Spa in Miami FL Priming a pool pump is part of the basic maintenance that will keep your backyard pool clean. Priming involves flushing air out of the pump system so that it creates a strong enough suction to maintain a constant water flow.

But what if your pool pump won’t prime?

Check to see if the issue is something you can easily remedy.

Pool Water Level Too Low

If your pool is an in-ground one, then the water level should reach the halfway point on the skimmer opening. If it’s too low, the skimmer could be taking in excess air that prevents your pump from priming.

If you have an above ground pool, then you need to make sure the pump is located close to the pool, ideally within 10 feet. It too should be at water level. … Continue reading